Winter started barely two weeks ago, but it's already time to count down to when pitchers and catchers report.
And that means parents planning to sign up children for spring baseball and softball leagues should plan now. Some area leagues fill up fast, and registration deadlines will arrive long before warm weather does.
To find leagues in numerous sports and instruction for all ages, check the Play! Recreational Sports Calendar regularly. The online version of the calendar is updated weekly, and the print version appears each Tuesday in the Sports section.
Besides baseball and softball, this week's listings include clinics for curling, lacrosse and triathlon; a gala swimming fundraiser; lots of running events; golf leagues; basketball tryouts; and more.
And don't forget the Elks Hoop Shoot free-throw competition.
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